November 24, 2001
(Saturday, 24 November, 2001-21:51) As terrorist mortar, rocket, grenade, and gunfire attacks continue against Gaza’s civilian Jewish population, the residents of Israel’s southern Mediterranean coast find themselves spending more time in safe rooms and bomb shelters trying to remain out of harms way.
One Israeli was killed on Saturday night when a mortar crashed into the heart of Kfar Darom in southern Gaza. The attack came as youths affiliated with the Bnei Akiva Zionist Youth Movement around the country were wrapping up a ‘Shabbat Irgun,’ taking part in Saturday night activities.
The victim of the attack, a male, was seriously injured. An air force helicopter was immediately summoned for transport but the victim was pronounced dead prior to the chopper taking off for the trauma center. Two others were wounded in the attack, one moderately and one light.
Mortars were also fired at N’vei Dekalim on Saturday night, also in southern Gaza. Gunfire and anti-tank grenades were directed at the community’s industrial zone while on the Sabbath, rockets were fired at Dugit. On Friday, a mortar pounded down into a bedroom where a 10-month-old infant was asleep. The child was unharmed.
Attacks continue round-the-clock in Gaza without an end in sight. At the time of this report, residents of southern Gaza communities are ordered to remain in safe rooms with the realization that additional attacks are likely tonight.